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"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Nevil Shute
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Release Book : 2020-06-23
Download Book : 302 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781479451210


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Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked search of the island, but she is nowhere to be found. The adults seem oddly ineffectual in dealing with the crisis—and then the ex-cop gets sick and dies. The radio has been sabotaged, and there is no way to call for help. When the social worker also becomes ill, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer.

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Sarah N. Harvey
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release Book : 2017-03-21
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781459812956


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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Alex Garland
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2005-07-05
Download Book : 448 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781101657508


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Josie is sure that she has found tiny dinosaur footprints in stone, hundreds of millions of years old, but will she be able to secure her find?

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Marilyn Helmer
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release Book : 2003-01
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781551432601


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The accurately presented setting of this narrative gives reason for the agitation experienced by a sea bird when its nesting environment is threatened. Understanding the effect of setting is an essential feature of narrative texts.

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Genre Book : Birds
Author Book : Annette Smith
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 16 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0170097196


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A Study Guide for Nevil Shute Norway's "On the Beach," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2016-06-29
Download Book : 22 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781410354549


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Author Book : Joanna Solins
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ISBN-10 : 0618285555


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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : R. L. Stirrat
Publisher : South Asia Books
Release Book : 1988
Download Book : 170 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105041062261


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Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a fishing village, this book explores the local environmental knowledge of the fisher folk and its role in helping them to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Particular emphasis is put on conversation as a cultural process, the use of metaphors and figurative speech.

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Götz Hoeppe
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1845450159


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Shows pictures and the activities of plants and animals that live near the seashore.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Alastair Smith
Publisher : Usborne Pub Limited
Release Book : 2003-01-01
Download Book : 16 Pages
ISBN-10 : 079450213X